June 25, 2013 |
Tri-Cape's bid for its first title in the 28-year history of the Carpenter Cup Classic baseball tourney was halted by a 4-1 loss to Lehigh Valley in a semifinal Monday at Citizens Bank Park. "It's a little disappointing not to break though and win it, but it was a great experience playing here," said Trevor Datz, an infielder and recent graduate of Pitman High. Against Lehigh Valley, Datz played second base and went 2 for 3 from the leadoff spot. In three tournament games, the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder, who is headed to University of the Sciences, was 8 for 10 with four runs and two RBIs.
June 24, 2013 |
Committing eight errors and posting just five hits, Delaware County was blasted by Mercer County, 14-2, Saturday in the Carpenter Cup Classic baseball quarterfinals. Centerfielder and leadoff man Eddie Ashley (Steinert) went 3 for 4 with three runs to ignite Mercer County's 17-hit attack. In a 1 p.m. semifinal Monday at Citizens Bank Park, Mercer County will face Jersey Shore, which thumped Inter-Ac/Independents, 13-1, in an earlier quarterfinal at sun-splashed Richie Ashburn Field in FDR Park.
June 23, 2013 |
EVERY SPRING they cross America's borders to soak up our culture and serve up hotcakes at boardwalk breakfast shacks along the Jersey Shore. Thousands of foreign college students enrolled in the State Department's J-1 visa program work in New Jersey every year. They fluff hotel pillows, dole out free samples of vanilla-nut fudge and scrutinize the height of every little runt looking to ride an upside-down roller coaster, and their unusual accents are as much a part of Shore lore as seagulls and outdoor showers.
June 15, 2013 |
Advocates for renters and lower-income people displaced by Sandy say they are glad the Jersey Shore is open for business. But don't forget the bulk of the people who live there, they say. In an extraordinarily tight rental market, one whose noose was pulled tighter by summer rental rates that kicked in last month, the advocates say not enough is being done to help those people. Many of the renters work in that same Shore tourism industry being touted by everyone from Gov. Christie to President Obama and Harlem Globetrotter Handles Franklin.
June 9, 2013
Official failures behind collapse If my house were infested with rats, should I blame the rats or the exterminator who failed to control them? There are irresponsible real estate speculators and contractors who accept jobs they are not qualified to do. These people will always be in the environment, and we have to exercise some control to ensure that their actions do not result in a tragedy like last week's building collapse. Why did Licenses and Inspections issue this demolition permit?
June 4, 2013
THE MEDIA was delighting last week in the antics of what a headline writer labeled "Jersey Boys II" - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and President Obama strolling the boardwalk, reassuring the public on the eve of summer that the Jersey Shore was open for business. Superstorm Sandy certainly has made Christie a rock star, with skyrocketing approval ratings and a public fascination that landed him on the cover of People magazine this week. It's safe to say, however, that environmentalists in his state aren't nearly as smitten with Christie as others seem to be. He may have handled the aftermath of Sandy magnificently, but his leadership on reducing the environmental problems that helped create Sandy in the first place has been unimpressive.
June 3, 2013 |
Is there a more appropriately named summer resort than Wildwood? Few beachcombers visit this Cape May County boardwalk haven, which last summer celebrated its centennial, for the peace and quiet. But enough is enough. Now, Mayor Ernie Troiano wants to make Wildwood a little less wild. In two weeks, he is confident that he and his two fellow commissioners will pass a boardwalk ordinance banning sagging pants and going shirtless after sunset, or shoeless anytime. Violators could pay $25; repeat offenders, possibly more.
June 1, 2013
As a metaphor for lofty but frustrated aspirations, it's hard to beat a stuck elevator. Last weekend at Revel, Atlantic City's newest, most ambitious, and possibly least lucky casino, more than 50 patrons had to be hoisted out of a pair of marooned elevator cars in separate incidents early Saturday. Amid a generally upbeat opening of the high season at the storm-struck Jersey Shore, it was a reminder of the inexorable decline of the gambling-fueled city's fortunes. As policymakers in Pennsylvania and around the country rush to create new opportunities for gambling, the Atlantic City story should give them pause.
May 31, 2013 |
MEDFORD, N.J. - A Marine Corps helicopter used in support of transporting President Obama made an unplanned landing outside a school in South Jersey, authorities said yesterday. First Lt. Agustin Cruz Solivan tells The Courier-Post that the Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight had developed a maintenance issue while it was returning to Quantico, Va., on Wednesday. The helicopter had taken off from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, where Obama had landed on Tuesday before touring parts of the Jersey Shore damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
May 31, 2013 |
Thousands of New Jersey residents have begun chasing $1.8 billion in federal disaster relief, with the state's ultimate goal of restoring the unique character of the Jersey Shore. Applications for post-Hurricane Sandy aid have been pouring in since Friday, with nearly 5,700 homeowners seeking a piece of the first money allocated to New Jersey from the U.S. government, and 1,000 additional applications being completed, Richard Constable, commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, said Wednesday.